Thorne Research


Contain three mg of melatonin per capsule,because melatonin levels decrease with age

  • Enhances sleep*
  • Helps maintain normal circadian rhythms*
  • Can provide benefit for shift workers and jet lag*
  • Also available in a 5-mg capsule formula

Melatonin,the primary hormone of the pineal gland,acts as a powerful "chronobiotic" that helps maintain normal circadian rhythms.* In individuals who have difficulty sleeping or altered circadian rhythms,such as occurs in jet lag and night shift work,supplementation with melatonin promotes the resynchronization of those cycles.* The body’s synthesis of melatonin from the amino acid tryptophan decreases during aging process. Melatonin has a significant antioxidant activity.* Adequate melatonin levels have been reported to be a positive factor in cardiovascular,neuroendocrine,and bone health.*

Melatonin administration from 0.3 mg to 5.0 mg has been shown to exert a sedative-like effect.* When supplemented before the onset of the body’s normal melatonin secretion,even a low amount of melatonin can promote sleep.* Melatonin apparently increases the effect of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) via direct interaction with GABA receptors,thus resulting in relaxation.* Research indicates melatonin exerts sleep-promoting action by decreasing the amount of time to fall asleep,by improving the ability to stay asleep,and by enhancing the depth of sleep.* Thorne Researchs Melaton-3 supplies three mg of melatonin in each capsule,a strength that is ideal for individuals who only need a moderate amount of melatonin to be effective.*

Melaton-3 is NSF Certified for Sport®.